Mosquito Bite Treatment
Natural itch relief & soothing remedies

A good mosquito bite treatment helps to ease the annoying symptoms of the bite, which mostly means fighting the itch, giving you instant mosquito bite relief

These natural home remedies are known to do exactly THAT, give you or your child immediate relief from those itchy bumps

itching mosquito bites

No need for chemical warfare, the ingredients are waiting in your kitchen cabinet
you can ease those itching bites now!

Before you start you have to keep in mind that every body is different and can react differently to a specific bite treatment. So what is helpful to one person might not be for another

So when a specific mosquito bite treatment doesn't immediately work for you, don't despair and give it another try, sometimes it only starts to work after 2 or 3 tries. If it still doesn't work, wash the bite area and try another treatment

Mosquito Bite Treatment Basics

After a bite try to follow the next steps as soon as possible, the sooner you start the more effective the rest of the mosquito bite treatment will be

  • Gently wash the bite area with water and soap
  • Pat it dry instead of rubbing
  • Keep it clean
  • (The almost impossible one) Try NOT to scratch!

Scratching might seem to help but it only makes it worse and makes the itching last even longer. It might even open the skin and because of the bacteria under our finger nailsinfections and scars can occur

After you have done this try any of the mosquito bite treatment tips below

mosquito biting

Only the female mosquito bites us because our blood contains something she needs for making eggs

Our blood is actually necessary for their survival

Mosquito Bite Treatment & Remedies
The next step

So you followed the basic treatment steps above, very good, now apply one of these natural home remedies for mosquito bites to give you instant relief

We divided the treatments and remedies in sections to make it easier for you to find the one you're looking for

Simple and Effective Mosquito Bite Treatments

Mosquito bite treatment

Hot water

Simply run hot water, as warm as you can stand, over the bite area for a few seconds, or use a hot washcloth. The itching is relieved for many hours. The water should be quite hot (about 120 degrees F/ 48.8 degrees C) because if not hot enough it will make the situation worse

Repeat the treatment if necessary

It seems that the heat overwhelms the nerve endings that signal itch

Be careful not to burn the skin

Home remedies for mosquito bites


Rub a bar of soap, not too hard, directly on the bite. (Ivory soap seems to work well.) It is a natural mosquito bite relief and will take away the itch

Mosquito bite treatment


Put ice wrapped in a washcloth on the bite area. An ice pack or even a cold can of soda or bottled water can do the job. Eases the itching and swelling. very efficient mosquito bite relief

Home remedies for mosquito bites


One of the fastest home remedies for mosquito bites is to dab a bit of toothpaste right on the mosquito bite and the itching should stop very quickly. Peppermint toothpaste seems to work best

Mosquito bite treatment

Tea bag

Dab the bitten area with a hot tea bag or a cotton ball soaked in hot tea (not too hot, you don't want a burn instead of a bite...)

Another tea option is to mix strong tea with rubbing alcohol, put it straight on the bitten area. Powerful mosquito bite relief

Home remedies for mosquito bites


Slightly rub some damp salt over the wound, relieves the itch. Salt and water also does the job, simple and effective mosquito bite treatments

Another very simple mix of 1 part water, 1 part seasoning salt, and 1 part garlic salt can be dabbed on the area. It burns for about 5 seconds and then your problems will be gone. Quickmosquito bite relief

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Mix to fix that itch

For the next group of natural mosquito bite home remedies you'll have to mix the following fresh ingredients and apply them to the bite as soon as possible. It should be nice and sticky so it won’t run and will stay in place. You can also splash the bite area with water then generously put the powders or grains directly on it and rub them in

Home remedies for mosquito bites

Baking Soda & Water

Mix it until it's a sticky paste, use 3 Teaspoons baking soda to 1 teaspoon water. Spread this on the bites. When it dries it will ease the sting and relieve the itching and swelling

A great treatment if you have a sensitive skin and for small children because the ingredients are mild and won't cause irritation. Simply wash it off after the itching has gone away using again soap, water, and pat it dry. Do it again if the symptoms come back

Mosquito bite relief

Flour & Water

A same sticky mix of flour and water will work as well as an instant mosquito bite relief

Home remedies for mosquito bites

Wet Mud

Rubbing wet mud on the bite alleviates or takes away the itching; should be and easy treatment when you're outdoors

Mosquito bite relief

Aspirin & Water

Crush an aspirin and add a few drops of water or rubbing alcohol, put it on the bite area. Both a very effective mosquito bite relief

Mosquito bite Treatments
Fresh and Fruity

The next batch is the fruit group. People have been using fruit as home remedies for as long as we can remember. Use fresh fruit and apply these fruity remedies straight on the affected area

Home remedies for mosquito bites

Lime or Lemon juice & Water

Apply lime or lemon juice diluted with water on bites with a cotton ball to reduce the itchy feeling and swelling. repeat as often as possible. A fruitful mosquito bite relief

Or rub a mix of vinegar and lemon juice on the affected area to relieve you from swelling and itching. Also a powerful mosquito bite treatment

Cure mosquito bites

Banana skin

Rub the mosquito bite area with the inside of a banana skin, a natural and fruity home remedy for mosquito bites

Home remedies for mosquito bites

Lime & Salt

If you can't stand the itching anymore, slightly massage the area with the pulpy inside of a lime or lemon dipped in salt, it's a quick mosquito bite relief


Lemon and lime juice contain citric acid, a natural useful acid, however it can also cause acid burns on the skin. Whenever you use them be careful with the quantities and time you leave it on, if necessary dilute them

Mosquito Bite Treatments
Kitchen Cabinet Miracles

Your kitchen cabinet is where you should look next for these mosquito bite treatments. Apply these remedies as soon as possible for the quickest bite relief

Home remedies for mosquito bites


Spread, do not rub, some honey over the bite. Eases the itching, wonderfully smellingmosquito bite relief

Cure mosquito bites


Dip a cotton ball in vinegar and apply it to the bite, relieves the itching

Or mix vinegar and olive oil and apply, seems to help reducing swelling and itching

Home remedies for mosquito bites


Some people use an oat meal bath, it seems good for reducing the swelling and itching


Believe it or not, but we've heard of people using household ammonia or bleach to treat mosquito bites. Although both of them are very powerful and effective for treating mosquito bites we DO NOT advise to use these. There are simply too many safer and just as effective methods available

If you do decide to use one of them, keep them away from children, it can burn the skin and inhaling the fumes can be dangerous as well

Mosquito Bite Treatments
Surprises from your medicine cabinet

Next up is your medicine cabinet; you might be surprised. Again apply as quick as possible to the bite area

Home remedies for mosquito bites

Vitamin C

Rub the bite area with a vitamin C tablet or powder, surprising bite relief

Natural remedies for mosquito bites

Vicks VapoRub

Rub with a Vicks VapoRub on the affected area to cure swelling and itching

Home remedies for mosquito bites

Nail polish

Spread clear nail polish on the bite. Fashionable mosquito bite treatment?

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Hydrogen peroxide

Rub a cotton pad with hydrogen peroxide 3% on the bites. This alleviates the pain from the stings and itching very quickly. Even better, the only trace from the bite is a faded pink spot the following day

Home remedies for mosquito bites

Muscle Rub or Tiger Balm

Muscle rub or tiger balm both work to ease the itching of bites. The quicker you apply it, the better it works. The menthol and camphor in some arthritis rubs seem to help stop itching

Be careful not to use too much and it will be a very potent mosquito bite relief

Natural remedies for mosquito bites


Rubbing some mouthwash or Listerine alleviates the itching and swelling. Very fresh mosquito bite treatment

Home remedies for mosquito bites


Deodorant, (solid or roll-on) applied to the affected area is an effective mosquito bite relief, it will stop the itching

Natural remedies for mosquito bites


Rub alcohol on the bitten area, this will reduce the itching

Home remedies for mosquito bites


Dab some acetone on the part that itches to immediately relieve you from swelling and itching


Keep acetone away from children and do not use this treatment when the bite is near the eyes

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Herbs and oils

Finally we have the herbs and oils as mosquito bite treatments, very natural and very effective. These mosquito bite relief treatments are a natural gift. Use them as quickly as possible for the best result

Apply the oils directly to bite area

Home remedy for mosquito bites

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is one of the most effective mosquito bite reliefs available. It reduces swelling and itching and soothes the affected area. It also forms a protective layer against infections. Reapply when necessary

It's good to do another soap and water wash every few hours. Use pure fresh aloe juice or 99% aloe vera gel

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Rub the mosquito bite with raw garlic, takes away the itching (keeps away vampires too, I guess…) A bit smelly maybe but a useful home remedy for mosquito bites

Home remedy for mosquito bites

Eucalyptus, Lavender or cedar Oil

Apply eucalyptus, lavender or cedar oil on the bite area it also relieves you from swelling and itching

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Tea Tree oil

Put tea tree oil straight on to the area. It is a great mosquito bite relief

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Witch Hazel

Dab some Witch hazel on the bite, it takes away the itch. Witch hazel is an alcohol extract of the shrub Hamamelis. It has been used on the skin for centuries to relieve bruises, sprains, minor injuries and irritations, including insect bites. A proven and effective mosquito bite relief


There are concerns about using essential oils on children and pre-teens, especially repeated use. So it's better to choose a different treatment if you're treating them

Final note

There are dozens of different species of mosquitoes and you may react to some species bites more than others

The same goes for all these different treatments, it is very personal, you have to see which remedy works best for you

Keep in mind that if the bite does not respond to the treatments you applied and the skin around the area gets warm, red and swollen, the bite may be infected. Call your doctor because maybe a stronger treatment may be necessary

Want to know more

about mosquitoes and their love bites?

If you want to know more about mosquito bites, visit our other mosquito bite pages. here you'll find things like why they itch, why someone gets bitten more than others and more. Or you might want to know more about mosquito bite prevention, that way you don't have to come to this page anymore...

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